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by Michael Gendron | on Jul 25, 2017

Bringing the Strike to the Community

During the Verizon Strike of 2016, you may have seen striking workers following Verizon trucks around and bring the picket line to worksites that were in your neighborhood or in front of a local...

by Kris LaGrange | on Apr 25, 2017

Scabs on Trial: Scabbing Doesn't Pay

During the sanctioned Communications Workers of America (CWA) Strike against Verizon in the Spring of 2016, CWA Local 1109 had two members who made the cowardly and selfish decision to cross the...

by Tom Benedetto | on Apr 12, 2017

CWA Strike: One Year Later

The Communications Workers of America Local 1104 based in Nassau County, New York put out this message to their rank and file today. It’s worth sharing because the Verizon Strike of 2016 was a...

by Press and Media | on Feb 23, 2017

Paying taxes while on Strike

DEAR CARRIE: I have a question about a strike fund. My union went on strike during the summer. The union told us that we would get a 1099 form for the money paid to us from a national strike fund. Do...

by Press and Media | on Oct 03, 2016

Benefits for those on strike in NJ

This article first appeared in Politico's Morning Shift.The New Jersey state Assembly passed a bill last week to allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits, sending the legislation...

by Guest Post | on Sep 20, 2016

When scabs strike back

Four workers filed unfair labor practice charges against the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America, alleging the unions violated their right to...

by Brian Young | on Aug 17, 2016

Virginia is looking good!

At the end of July when Hillary Clinton picked Tim Kaine, many within organized labor worried that her selection of a former Governor and current Senator of a Right to Work (for less) state might be...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 03, 2016

Bianca brought back

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a sweeping decision in the CWA’s Unfair Labor Practice charge against Verizon Wireless. They ordered that Bianca Cunningham, a Verizon...

Teamwork and Progress
by John Durso | on Jul 26, 2016

A rededication to the workforce

Since our last convention in 2013, we have made great strides as a union movement. When we convened three years ago, we were still feeling the effects of the economic recession that wouldn't end...

by United States D... | on May 27, 2016

The war is over

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the following statement today regarding the ongoing labor dispute at Verizon:“Today, I am pleased to announce that the parties have reached an...